"State Board of Technical Education and Training" was set up in the state in May, 1958. The Board conducted its first examination in 1960, for courses of diploma level and also for Draughtsman Certificate Course. The name of the state Board was changed to "Board of Technical Education" in 1962.
In the same Year, the "U.P. Pravidhic Shiksha Adhiniyam - 1962" was enacted awarding the Board statutory status. In the year 1962, year of its inception, the Board held the examination of about 2500 students, in three major disciplines of Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at 25 different Centers/Institutions.
About 38,000 students in the following 52 different disciplines of one year, two year, three year and four year durations are being examined at present, in the institutions, affiliated to the Board.